Meta has announced a list of 400 mobile apps, both Android and iOS, that are stealing personal information, including Facebook passwords. According to the official statement, “Since these apps were available in third-party app stores, we are encouraging people to be cautious when downloading a new app that asks for social media credentials and helps people stay safe.” Provides practical steps to help.”
Meta warns against 400 malicious apps
According to Meta, these malicious apps disguised as “photo editors, games, VPN services, business apps and other utilities” and can trick people into downloading and then stealing Facebook login information.
Meta states that developers of such malicious apps hide bad reviews by people who hide bad reviews, and post fake reviews so as to fool viewers. Once a user downloads it from Play Store or App Store, it asks to “Login with Facebook”. This is where malware steals their username and password.
Meta warns that if attackers get their hands on this information, they can gain access to their accounts and do a number of things, including messaging friends and accessing private information.
Meta announced that users need to ensure that they do not fall for such malicious apps. They should check if the app is unusable without Facebook credentials. Users should always check the “number of downloads, ratings and reviews including negative” before downloading any app from the App Store. Lastly, users should also check if the app provides the functionality it said it would provide after logging in.
If you are affected, Meta recommends changing the password immediately. click here To check the list of malicious apps listed by Meta. Some of the malicious apps available on Play Store and App Store include Psychology Facts, Cool Photo Editor, Business & Ads, FB Advertising Optimization, Anime Photos, Mail Fitness, Grape Media Player, Ads Business Knowledge, etc.
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